Beware standing in groups on this street: the Tuskan Raiders WILL find you, and they WILL ignore your personal space. Ha!
adorable little Padmé went viral last week. (You have seen that photo, right? I mean, SO CUTE.) (And the little girl's adorable, too!) (HEYOOO.)
Every year I have to get a new beauty shot of Zam Wesell, of course:
Also on Bounty Hunter row, Aurra Sing was getting down right frisky with her photo ops:
In that photo on the right she's beckoning to a group of giggling college boys. One of them approached, and after she slowly put her long-fingered hand on his shoulder and stared him down for the photo, he said, loudly, "Dude. THAT'S HOT."
Posting for that epic side-eye. Who wants to caption this one? :D
Of course, with Disney encouraging guests to dress up more, I find that seeing the guests' costumes is even more fun than the official ones half the time:
That kid in the middle was having a REALLY good time.
I just missed the guy who was dressed as Zam (drat!), but here they are walking away:
There was plenty of Disney/Star Wars Bounding, and lots and LOTS of Her Universe dresses and shirts.
You'd be forgiven for thinking this Luminara Unduli was a cast member, her costume was so impressive:
Not to mention hot, I'm sure! It was in the 90s with about a billion percent humidity that day - and we saw several other guests in heavy robes, tunics, and even leather bracers and pants. YIKES.
I kept missing my favorite guest costumes - they scooted past me before I could grab a photo - but happily my friend and reader Jennifer sent me this photo of them with her daughter Emily:
Your eyes do not deceive you: that IS a Jedi Elsa on the left, and a Jedi Rapunzel with a Flynn/Solo on the right! BRILLIANT.
This year Disney took away the Hyperspace Hoopla, on account of it not being dignified enough for the franchise. (Purists have long objected to the Hoopla for being wildly out of character, which is a perfectly valid point - but I'm still going to miss seeing Vader dance. Heh.)
In the Hoopla's place there's a somber presentation of all the park's characters, which is a little boring but quick, and THEN we get some pretty epic fireworks:
The fireworks' finale is on par with Illuminations' special holiday tag at Epcot, which is to say you'll think the world is ending, but you'll be laughing too much like a delighted five-year-old to care. (Or is that just me and John?)
K, that's all for me! Although John and I are hoping to make it out tomorrow for one final Star Wars day & fireworks show, so feel free to tweet me if you're there & would like to say hi!